It must have been the cover art or the fact that the names "Creedence Clearwater Revival" and "Procol Harum" sounded more cool than "Grapefruit" (which to me in those days would have had teenybopper overtones). I really don't know... but having said that, this is a fine pop album and I'm pleased to have caught up with it nearly 45 years down the track.
There is not a single bad track on the whole original album. As a bonus, we also have a few "single" mixes including two sung in Italian (which I need about as much as I needed "Sie Liebt Dich" on The Beatles' Past Masters cd). There are some very beautiful medodies here. Most albums tend to grow on me over half a dozen playings but this one hit the spot right away and the more I hear it, the more I enjoy it.
The band's finest moment, "Around Grapefruit" is pure pop just this side of psychedelia and if you like The Tremeloes' oeuvre or The Small Faces' "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", then you are sure to enjoy this album. Very much of it's era, so guys with a 60s fixation (and Grumpy Old Hippies like yours truly) will have a good time here.
Go ahead... take a chance.